Thursday, June 4, 2009

The Joy of the Wood Pile

I have talked of the wood pile here on the Farm several times before. We all like to explore it and munch on the bark. The bark is mighty tasty if you ask this old goat and it adds that extra something to our diet. I have to admit that our diet is quite varied right now due to all of the grass and weeds growing so we don't have much to complain about. It doesn't mean that we don't like to waddle over and have a taste of bark now and again. Kevin is especially enamoured of the wood pile. He loves to - all together now - hop on the pile and find the tastiest bits of bark to eat.

He is still a bit of a dainty eater, but that is OK.

The other day he was on the pile and Jillian and Mallory went over to join him

But I guess they wanted the pile to themselves because they started to butt him. They really like to butt the poor little kid. He is tough, though and he takes it just fine.

After Jillian and Mallory had their fill

Kevin just hopped right back up and had some more.

Even Abby manages to amble over and eat some bark. Although she currently isn't climbing the pile right now. She is to, uhm, plump. That's a good word. Plump.

The bucks like the wood pile too so you can see it is an equal opportunity feeding place!

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  1. I had no idea that bark could be so delicious!

  2. That Kevin is so darned cute! I think we're all going to miss him terribly when he moves on to a new home.

  3. When is Kevin leaving? I am facing selling my first kids and am soooo sad about it. But I don't have room for two more goats :(

  4. i never even thought about goats before reading your blog and now i am attached to kevin. how can you give my goat away? i just love seeing the chickens free ranging with the goats. i hope none oh the goats try try to hop on a chicken!!!

  5. I like the goats' mentality of anything is an adventure. What a good place to be in life.

  6. Maybe that bark tastes as good as a ponderosa pine smells when in the hot sun. Vanilla!! Yum. Yum. Those goats know a good thing when they see it, I mean, taste it!

  7. hey...i bought a bunch of your soap today. i can't wait to get it!!! if i use it a lot will i start hopping????

  8. Poor Kevin. It is tough being the smallest goat in the woodpile. Luckily, he is determined and just hurried back when the bullies left. Go Kevin!

  9. Daisy - bark is very,very tasty. You should try some!

    Aunt Vicki - Kevin will probably leave in another two months. I will miss him very much.

    Carolyn - it is very hard to see them go but I know they are going to a good home so I don't worry too much. He will be joining Nora and Sarah so he will have good company.

    jaz - heh heh. THAT would be something! The goats and chickens seem to have reached a certain peace.

    Lin - We goats have it good!

    D'Anna - mmmm Ponderosa Pine. We get to eat that too. Yummy!

    jaz - thank you very much. I can't promise hopping I can only promise clean :)

    Anne - that Kevin is wily. He always ends up getting what he wants!


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